Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham missed the airing of his 1999 comments about impeachment at the trial this week because he said he was "sick as a dog."
Asked about the video clip, which was aired Thursday during the Democrats' opening remarks, Graham noted how much he's aged since then, then reasserted that there's no statutory crime in this case.
He said he wished he had been in the room to watch himself, but took frequent breaks because he's been "sick as a dog.... I have spent more time in the bathroom than I normally do."
About the video clip: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler played the clip of Graham arguing that "high crimes" don't "even need to be a crime," a statement that runs counter to a central Republican talking point in President Trump's impeachment trial.
Graham, a fierce Trump ally, was not on the Senate floor when the video played, but Republican Sen. Ben Sasse could be seen whispering something to him on his way back in, and Graham smiled.